Lake Mille Lacs walleye-based economy 'hurting'
ST. PAUL -- The walleye-based economy around Lake Mille Lacs is “hurting,” a county leader told lawmakers earlier this week as they discussed a $30 million financial aid proposal.
“We’re hurting,” Mille Lacs County Commissioner David Oslin told a House committee Tuesday. “We’ve dropped over $26 million in property value.”
Some resorts have seen occupancy drop by 60 percent in the last few years, said Karen McQuoid, a member of the Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council.